ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3464 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.2.078
  • Total Downloads:
    51,128,864
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,159
  • Platform:
    Windows
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    2.6

    out of 16 votes

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2 stars

"not compatable with windows8"

November 26, 2012  |  By thorpe1944

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

none of any use to my system

Cons

causes system to corrupt and needs to be uninstalled

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5 stars

"Excellent free firewall"

November 24, 2012  |  By Rolandkeys

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Sits quietly in the background,and does a great job.

Cons

none for a free software

Summary

Effective, works great for me.

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1 stars

"They completely Ruined this Firewall!!!"

November 14, 2012  |  By Duke_Nukem_2012

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Absolutely None!

Cons

Everything! It's a bloated, non-working, piece of crap!

1. This boated crapware changes settings on its own.
2. Constantly needs to update.
3. Can't even remember which apps have permission to access the
net.
4. Will cause your PC to lock up when starting for about 10
minutes about 50% of the time you start your computer.
5. Comes with Anti-Virus that NO ONE wants and re-enables its self
when you disable it.
6. Has other Crapware attached to it that no one wants.
7. It wants to install Toolbars and other crap.

Summary

I have finally had enough. After over 15 years of using this product(Windows 95 through Windows 7); I just can't take it anymore. It's been going downhill since Check Point bought Zone Alarm, but at least it had been bearable up until now. Microsoft's Firewall might not be as secure but at least it isn't such a freaking hog with useless CRAP attached to it!!! Time to find a firewall that works like this one used to!

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1 stars

"Nothing lasts forever. Horrible!!!"

October 28, 2012  |  By PcShic

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

NONE! BAD! BAD! BAD!

Cons

Well where do we start? Comming from a PC Tech for 15+ years this USED to be a great firewall. However not anymore. This totally froze my machine running with XP and Avast. I could not figure out for the life of me what was going on. I re- installed windows 3 times before I figured out what was going on. I am one mad hatter! I used this software for years and years without a problem. And then there is the Ads that pop up every now and then. I think this was just a ploy to use their new Firewall with the Antivirus built in. I will NOT trust any products from them from now on. SHAME SHAME SHAME on you!

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1 stars

"Not like it used to be"

October 28, 2012  |  By evrene

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Easy to understand interface.. and that is about it..

Cons

- Locks programs in a login session and you cannot start them again, even if you let them to go online. This includes even basic programs like Firefox, Thunderbird, Notepad++, etc.
- Incredibly slow even if you have a powerful/fast machine with lots of RAM. Slower than Norton Suite..
- Does not turn off Windows Defender automatically, you have to do it manually unless you want to use ZoneAlarm+WD (which makes the things even worse)
- Smart monitoring option gives almost every software the right to connect to internet, even game trainers.

Summary

After many years of using ZoneAlarm, I am sad that I had to uninstall it and switch to another "free" firewall + Avira AV. I was using ZoneAlarm since 2001 without any problems whatsoever, but it is a complete mess right now. Programs do not work as they should, it automatically locks them and you cannot start them again once you close them(for example: Firefox, Process Explorer, Thunderbird, etc.. Yes, browsers too!), it is of course until you restart your machine. Unbelievable. You cannot control anything; even if you activate so-called "smart monitoring". I am not sure those problems showed up because if they have included a free anti virus extension or not, but if you have a Win 7 system (64-bit) like me, do not ever consider installing this. I also tried it without free antivirus add-in, it again behaved annoyingly. I haven't renewed my McAfee subscription after using it one year, because it was slowing my computers, and I thought going back to "old friend" would be a clever solution for me, but I was really wrong. Totally disappointed with this "new" version of ZoneAlarm. It is a shame that such a good piece of software turned into an useless crap. Not recommended and you have been warned.

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5 stars

""Where others slip, This FireWall is set to fight""

October 22, 2012  |  By AGUILA8

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

EASY FOR INSTALL.!! ZoneAlarm Free Firewall work in the same way as a hardware firewall, by monitoring and blocking information that comes to your computer via the Internet, however software firewalls must be installed as a program on your computer.

Cons

NONE..!! CONGRATULATIONS ZONEALARM designers.

Summary

Soy Profesor Universitario en una Comunidad
y mis alumnos no tienen dinero para proteger sus herramientas de trabajo (computadoras y laptop's) y la solucion de a esto es ZONEALARM GRATIS.
Gracias -a su generosidad y por muy buen producto.

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5 stars

"A Proper Firewall That Keeps You In Control"

October 12, 2012  |  By abrach

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

In a day where we move to more ad more automated, behind the scenes software it's refreshing to see a major supplier of high quality dependable software,who still gives me, the customer both control and updates on it's use. I like to know what and who is asking for permission and to have the choice to accept or refuse connections. In this culture of adware, spyware etc. It pays to keep a handle on your net traffic. In my opinion no-one does this safer, easier or better than Zone Alarm

Cons

Occasional prompts to scan for malware or update

Summary

Only Firewall I both use and trust in over 12 years of use.

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1 stars

"Incompatiable with Firefox browser"

October 01, 2012  |  By sckcd

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Not applicable

Cons

When I changed my browser to Firefox some 2 years ago,Zonealarm was found to be incompatiable and lay dormant; when I ocassionally used IE I guessed Zonealarm then woke up to work. However, when I install this new version it decapacitates my Firefox and necessitates a browser reinstallation.

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5 stars

"In the Zone of protection"

September 29, 2012  |  By Simon_Whittaker

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Safe
Easy to Use
Robust
Strong
Intuitive

Cons

none to date

Summary

I have used "Zone Alarm" for many years now and have installed it on many a computer and laptop. The fire wall is a robust and very secure system. I have found it an easy to use programme which has become more intuitive over the years. On a lot of programs this always causes problems but I am pleased to say this was never the case for "zone alarm" it always installed and ran smoothly.
A friend who I told to download and use "zone Alarm" didn't follow my instructions and un-install her old firewall first which caused no end of problems but "zone Alarm" came to the rescue and talked us through sorting it all out.
Overall I would definitely say that "zone Alarm" is the best free Firewall out there and no other can come close.

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5 stars

"secure and reliable"

September 27, 2012  |  By FabioGulo

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078

Pros

Since I have Zone Alarm free Firewall, I never had problems with intrusions or malicious sites. The best thing in Zone Alarm is that whenever a program tries to access the internet from my pc without my request, I am advised to block this access, if I want to.

Cons

No cons on it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.2.078
Version 10.2.078 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date August 30, 2012
Date Added August 30, 2012
Version 10.2.078
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zafwSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,128,864
Downloads Last Week 2,159
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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